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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A police officer is recovering after crashing in Beaver County on Wednesday.

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The crash happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday on Gringo-Independence Road in Hopewell Township.

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According to the police, the officer crashed when he swerved to avoid a deer but plowed into a tree.

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The officer was transported to Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital where he was treated and released.